2015 Obituaries

 

 

Bondyne Elizabeth Rushton

Bondyne Elizabeth Rushton was born to the union of Walter and Allene Sain on December 14, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the fifth of either children. She was preceded in death by her Father Walter, her Mother Allene, her brothers Clarence, Walter, Frank, and David, and her sisters Dorothy, and Rose. She is survived by her brother Richard. Bondyne and her family were small business owners operating a Rushton and Sons Fish Market, followed by a local neighborhood grocery store within the city of Detroit for more than 10 years Bondyne raised more than just her family of five. She also aided in raising of nieces and nephews along with the caring fore more than 75 foster children throughout her life. She leaves to cherish her memory five children Willie Jr. Ronald, Donald, Saundra, and Sarah Davida. Ten grandchildren, two great grand children, and a host of neces, nephews, God children, and friends.

 

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Estelle Davis

Estelle attended the New Haven Public School System until she met, fell in love , and married Mr. Taylor her junior year of high school and birthed 5 children: Johnny Douglas, Patricia Ann, Avis Marie, Cecil Tyrone, Sylvia Estelle, Leslie Theresa Taylor.  A few years later she fell in love again and gave birth to the “Davis Boys” (Lovingly called by their older sisters) Robert Laverne, Ricky Ricardo, and Kenneth Douglas Davis.  Estelle was a proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star and proudly held the office of Assistant Daughter Ruler which gave her an opportunity to travel and lead an active life outside of raising 8 children alone. She was instrumental in bringing two gentlemen into the Lodge.  Being the daughter of Missionary Estelle had little choice and confessed Jesus as her Lord and Savior at a young age. She was a faithful member of Bethlehem Temple and would fondly speak of her Pastor Elder Bradley and her church family.  She was lovingly referred to as Ms. Estelle and would open her home to family and friends who were in need of somewhere live. Never the less, she would shoot from the hip without apology if you needed correction. On Saturday, September 12, 2015, Estelle made her transition and is now with the Lord whom she trusted and loved. She will be missed by her remaining children and their spouses but especially her daughter Patricia Ann Harville (who faithfully nursed her back to health after her stroke in 2005) who fulfilled her mother’s wish by bringing her home where she made the transition in the comfort of her home around family members who loved. She leaves behind 1 sister: Dora; 5 children: Pat, Avis (LeRoy), Sylvia, Robert (Renee), and Kenneth (Sirina); her son-in-law Todd Penn whom she loved like a son; 15 grandchildren: Kim, Irwin (Keith), Masalena, Nathaniel, Diallo, Shani, Antoine, Ricardo, Dimitrius, Malika, Robbie, Christina, Willie (Jamelle), Kendal, and Kenneth; 12 great grandchildren: Kyron, Crystal, Amir, Sam, Knigia, Mya, Simone, Dream, Demi, Malik, Mason, and Nathaniel Jr.; and 1 great great grandchild: DeShawn.

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